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Urban agriculture : definition, presence, potentials and risks, and policy challenges

  title={Urban agriculture : definition, presence, potentials and risks, and policy challenges},
  author={Idrc and Luc J. A. Mougeot},
A scoping/mapping literature review about Urban and Periurban Agriculture (UPA)
The world is undergoing an accelerated urbanization process marked by social and environmental imbalances. In this context, urban and periurban agriculture (UPA) emerges as an alternative to
The multifunctionality of urban horticulture and its integration with the city ecosystem: a brief review of concepts and the case of São Luís
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Urban agriculture
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In many cities in developing countries, hunger and malnutrition are common amongst the poor, even when food is relatively abundant. Over the past two decades, a considerable literature has